YGP Harvest Fest to host produce contest

This fall’s first annual Youth Garden Project Harvest Festival will feature a Blue Ribbon Produce contest.

“Have you ever grown a tomato that was perfectly round and thought, ‘this is the most beautiful tomato I have ever seen?,’ asked Abby Meyer, YGP’s community programs director. Shine those green thumbs and come enter your homegrown produce in our Blue Ribbon Produce contest, which will be judged and on display for the community at the Youth Garden Project Harvest Festival.” The event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m Sept. 21.

Meyer said YGP would accept entries for Classic, Largest, Weirdest, Most Anatomically Correct, Flower Arrangement, Biggest Tumbleweed, Longest Bindweed, with prizes for first place, best in show and People’s Choice.

Physical produce submissions to the contest are encouraged and preferred and will be accepted on between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

“Have a garden epic that won’t make it until September? Snap a picture and send to [email protected] for the digital contest. Send your submission category, measurements, and a description. Digital entries will be accepted through Sept. 16,” said Meyer. Call 435-259-2326 for more information.